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Three Healthy Snack Ideas

We’ve all experienced the 3 o’clock slump. It’s usually only remedied by two things: coffee and a snack. You reach for a banana, but it’s not as filling as you thought it would be. That’s because your body isn’t getting all of the nutrients it needs to feel full and satisfied. Building a healthy snack […]

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Drinking Alcohol in a Healthy Diet

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, you’re probably gearing up to celebrate—and it’s very likely alcoholic beverages will play a part of the festivities. The question is: How big or small a part should alcohol play? The good news is that drinking alcohol in moderation has health benefits. That said, drinking in excess will negatively […]

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Do you know about BPA?

BPA is a chemical found in plastic containers and metal cans. You might have spotted reusable bottles that have a sticker saying “BPA-free” on them. The use of BPA is controversial, because too much of it may have some negative health effects. What is BPA? BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical used to make […]

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Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index, or BMI, has been used for many years as a way to estimate a person’s body composition. You may have stumbled upon BMI calculators on the web and entered in your height and weight. Calculating your BMI is a helpful way to learn where you stand in terms of disease risk. However, […]

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The Skinny on Fried Foods

Deep frying is known for making foods “fattening”. Frying multiplies the fat and calorie content without adding any beneficial nutrients. But, if you have a craving for something fried, there are some tricks you can use to lighten things up as much as possible. What Frying Does Adds Fat and Calories: The most obvious thing that […]

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Cholesterol – The Good, the Bad and the Animal

Did you know that every cell in your body has cholesterol in its outer layer? Cholesterol is a fat-like material in your blood that’s vital to normal body function. More specifically, it’s used to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin metabolism and nerve insulation. It’s your liver that makes cholesterol. It’s then carried through the blood by lipoproteins. The […]

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Yogurt and Yogurt Substitutes

Many of those who suffer from lactose intolerance can tolerate yogurt made from cow’s milk, as the beneficial bacteria in yogurt helps to break down lactose. But, as someone who is lactose intolerant, this has never been true for me. As a general rule of thumb for any kind of yogurt, look for plain, unsweetened […]

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How to Choose Better Bread

When choosing bread, there are a few basics to remember. Choose 100% Whole Wheat/Whole Grain As mentioned in our blogs on Whole Grains and Top 10 Healthy Food Impersonators, always make sure that bread grains are whole. Whether you are choosing a wheat bread or another grain, like oat, the ingredient list should not include […]

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Healthy Holiday Series: Nutritious Desserts

Desserts are rooted in generations of family tradition as recipes that are passed down and replicated year after year. As a Registered Dietitian I believe it is important to keep traditions alive, especially those surrounding food. Bonding time spent in the kitchen with loved ones is priceless! I also view providing food to your loved ones […]

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Ode to Pumpkin

Orange happens to be my favorite color so it should come as no surprise that pumpkin season brings me great joy! Pumpkins are also packed full of nutrition which makes it a great idea to jump on the bandwagon of all things pumpkin. However, it is important to note that pumpkin-flavored foods are often high in sugar. […]

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